Waynesboro, MS
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Waynesboro is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 4,567 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waynesboro is the 69th largest community in Mississippi.

When you are in Waynesboro, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.75% of Waynesboro’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Waynesboro is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waynesboro who work in sales jobs (13.54%), office and administrative support (12.14%), and food service (12.01%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Waynesboro has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Waynesboro a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Waynesboro has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly taxis - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

In Waynesboro, just 11.47% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Waynesboro in 2018 was $18,024, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,096 for a family of four. Waynesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 44.50% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Waynesboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waynesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waynesboro residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Waynesboro include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, Bahamian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Waynesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.


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